Tiger Shark Advanced Combat Knife

The Tiger Shark is our newly designed version of our original ZEUS.

 

It is made from M390 - a generation 3 powdered metallurgy blade, which has been cryogenically treated and coated with Duracoat here at DS&S Tactical. The steel is incredibly tough, with an HRC of 60-62. At .20 thick, the resulting blade also has one of the highest corrosion-resistance ratings of any steel in the world.

 

The original design comes from the Spartan Xiphos, which was so successful in the hands of ancient special forces, and the placement of the serration is taken from Vietnam-era special forces blades.

 

Finally, the serration pattern itself is taken from an even more well-proven design - the teeth of a Tiger Shark. It is paired with our DRED self-draining handle system and custom concealex sheath. At DS&S, we make gear for legends.

 

Serial numbers available from 002.

 

See the Price List then contact us if you want one.

The DS&S Tiger Shark (ZEUS II) - made from M390 Gen 3 Super Steel and cryogenically treated, this is our newest design - an improvement on our original ZEUS.

For those interested, our knives feature a zero-grind style at between 7.5 and 11 degrees. We do each of these completely by-hand and by-eyeball. There are no jigs at work here. Our grinder features a ten-inch wheel with a variable speed controller - and we run it at high pressures with a 70 duro contact wheel and 2 inch x 72-inch blaze ceramic belts. 

We do not, however, weigh our knives. If you are worried about how much they weigh, you must be preparing to take them into space. Hope you have a good trip.

Our steels have been LaTrobe Dura Tech 20CV, ELMAX, M390, CTS-204P, Z-FINIT Nitrogen Steel, CPM-20CV and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We are always experimenting - and always looking for new materials and treatments. 

Our coatings are also specialized stuff: We use Black-T and Black Diamond DLC. Our blades are sent out to those two companies to accomplish that work, depending on the requirements of the project.

We do all our own firing and cryo work. Everything by-hand and by-heart.

CURRENT TIMEFRAME

FOR KNIFE BUILDS...

 

5-13 Months

approx.

(yep. We are that busy)

AND REMEMBER:

Troops come first.

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